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Restaurants in Copenhagen

When Noma was named the world's best restaurant for the first time in 2010, foodies worldwide suddenly saw how Copenhagen transformed its dining scene from meatballs and smørrebrød (open sandwiches) to Michelin-starred meals in such a short space of time. Today, although meatballs and smørrebrød done the traditional way are still available for those who want them, restaurants of all standings are pushing themselves to deliver outstanding new Nordic cuisine, embracing organic and locally-produced food without compromising on quality. The result is clear, Copenhagen has secured its position as a gourmet's paradise.

The Copenhagen restaurants below have been hand-picked by our author and grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over Dkk1,000)
Moderate (Dkk500 to Dkk1,00)
Cheap (up to Dkk500)

These Copenhagen restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one person, excluding alcoholic drinks. All include VAT but do not a service charge. Tipping is not a tradition, though most people leave a few kroners.



Cuisine: Contemporary Danish

Owned by a former chef de cuisine at acclaimed Copenhagen-based restaurant Noma, Amass seeks to offer a more down-to-earth gourmet experience. Guests are invited to view the kitchen’s private garden, where all the vegetables and herbs grown become incorporated into the menu. Over 90% of the ingredients are certified organic.

Address: Christianshavn, Refshalevej 153, Copenhagen, 1432
Telephone: +45 4358 4330



With three Michelin stars to its name, Geranium aims to create meals that challenge and enrich our senses. Expect very clever dishes that will leave you speechless. Needless to say, reservations are a must.

Address: , Per Henrik Links Alle 4,8, Copenhagen, 2100
Telephone: +45 6996 0020



Noma is back. Chef René Redzepi now divides the year into three seasons - from early fall to January is the game and forest season, January to late spring is the seafood season, and summer is the vegetable season (not strictly vegetarians as the dishes may include ants and snails). There are around 20 dishes in each tasting menu priced at DKK 2,250. Wine pairing is separate. Each day, about four students at selected randomly from a waiting list and the cost is only DKK 1,000.

Address: , Refshalevej 96, Copenhagen,



With a strong focus on local and seasonal produce, Radio delivers exquisite dishes that will leave you wanting more. Reservations are required.

Address: , Julius Thomsens Gade 12, Copenhagen, 1632
Telephone: +45 2510 2733



Consistently voted one of the world's best 50 restaurants, this deceptively stripped-back restaurant is big on flavour. Come and try the dishes that chefs (who are Noma alumni) have perfected on their culinary travels.

Address: , Jaegersborggade 41, Copenhagen, 2200
Telephone: +45 3696 6609




The largest organic restaurant in Denmark, BioMio makes excellent vegetarian meals as well as delicious burgers, all at a reasonable price.

Address: , Halmtorvet 19, Copenhagen, 1700
Telephone: +45 3331 2000

Brdr. Price at Tivoli


Two food-loving brothers and TV chefs are this successful chain of restaurants named Brdr. Price or Price's Diner. Expect classic Danish food like smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and brisket of beef.

Address: , Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, 1630
Telephone: +45 3841 5151

Kødbyens Fiskebar


Open for lunch every day of the week, guests can choose between á la carte or a 3-course option and enjoy fresh seafood. Weather permitting, you can eat outside in the loveliest evening sun.

Address: , Flæsketorvet 100, Copenhagen, 1711
Telephone: +45 3215 5656


Aamanns Deli


Aamanns Deli is rated as one of the best places for smørrebrød (open-faced sandwich) in Copenhagen and we can clearly see why. When the sun is shinning, get a takeaway and enjoy the delicious sandwich in one of the many parks.

Address: , Øster Farimagsgade 10, Copenhagen, 2100
Telephone: +45 3555 3344

John's Hotdog Deli


Hot dogs are popular fast-food and those in the know will visit John's hotdog stand at either Axeltorv or by the Copenhagen Central Station. Now John has opened a permanent place at the Meatpacking District. Choose from a staggering array of toppings and garnishes to finish off your high-quality sausage. With extended hours (till 3am) on Friday and Saturday, it is extremely popular with party-goers.

Address: , Flæsketorvet 39, Copenhagen, 1711
Telephone: +45 3132 5848


Cuisine: Cakes, pastries and savoury snacks

You mustn't leave Copenhagen without devouring a truly fresh, flaky Danish pastry. With an array of savoury, bread-based snacks as well as delicious cakes, Lagkagehuset is a popular option and their Christianshavner tærte, aka Danish hazelnut cake with strawberry cream, is one of the best in town. The coffee is good as well.

Address: , Frederiksberggade 21, Copenhagen, 1459
Telephone: +45 3257 3607
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